AJPW's 'Champion Carnival' tournament to take place in September

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2020/05/28/ajpws-champion-carnival-tournament-to-take-place-in-september/

All Japan Pro Wrestling’s annual Champion Carnival tournament was scheduled to begin on April 6th at Korakuen Hall and end on May 5th at that same venue. The Coronavirus outbreak put the tournament on hold and it was announced in early April that it would not be taking place at all.

All Japan President Takenori Fukuda met with the President of ‘Kabel Interview’ today and during that meeting, it was announced that the 2020 Champion Carnival tournament will take place in September. Also, the Carbell Foundation has agreed to a two-year sponsorship deal with All Japan. More information about the meeting and the sponsorship deal can be read at this link.

President Fukuda is expecting the tournament to only feature Japan-based talents since there is no way of knowing if travel restrictions will be lifted by September. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the following names were scheduled for the Champion Carnival tournament:

*Kento Miyahara
*Davey Boy Smith Jr.
*Jake Lee
*Yuma Aoyagi
*Shuji Ishikawa
*Takashi Sugiura
*Ayato Yoshida
*Hideyoshi Kamitani
*Naoya Nomura
*Ryoji Sai
*Joel Redman
*Gianni Valletta
*Lucas Steel
*Shigehiro Irie

All Japan has been hosting empty arena shows as a part of their TV series and their latest show took place on May 24th.

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